Draw The Circle by Desi Deen

drawthecircle “Draw the Circle,” is a moving and hilarious story of 0ne transgender man’s journey from female to male, told entirely from the point of view of those closest to him — including his strict Indian immigrant parents and his politically active femme lover — yet performed by Deen himself.

Show 1

Date: August 2nd, 2010

Time: 7pm onwards

Venue: Dixon Place @ 161 Chrystie Street, NYC

Price: $10/advance, $15/door

Tickets on sale now: https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/748775

Show 2

Date: August 11 – 15th, 2010

Time: Wed (8p), Thur & Sat (9p), Fri & Sun (7p)

Venue: Berkshire Fringe Festival, Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass

Price: $16,

Tickets on sale now: http://berkshirefringe.org/

A brief description:

“As Deen struggles to come to terms with being a transgender man, those who love him most find themselves struggling as well in this unique solo show, told entirely from the point of view of Deen’s family, friends,  and partner, yet performed by Deen himself. Laid bare is one family’s struggle with a child who continuously defies their most basic expectations of what it means to have a daughter… and one woman’s commitment to unconditional love.”

More information about the shows can be found, here.

*Special Note:

Deen’s one-night-only performance at Dixon Place comes two days before D’Lo’s solo show, “D’FunQT” — D’Lo is also an amazing queer theatre/performance artist — self-described as “Tamil Sri Lankan-American” — they’ve worked on shows together in the past and are friends.

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